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TIE DAYS PICKER RUN

 

 

TIE DAYS PICKER RUN by Gerean Pflug, The Oregon Pick

What is becoming one of the most popular Pickers & Antique Event in Southern Oregon, Tie Days Picker Run, is sponsored by Shady Kate’s in Shady Cove, Oregon.  The 2012 multi-layered Picker Run Event appeals to all age groups and involves numerous antique stores and mercantiles throughout Southern Oregon.

One of many items made from neckties at Shady Kate’s

WHAT IS THE TIE DAYS PICKER RUN ?

Developed from the “Poker Run” concept, the Tie Days Picker Run was originally created for a Shady Cove Father’s Day event in which neck ties were used as the theme.  The neck tie theme continued and has become a brand for Shady Kate’s.  Participants gather punches on game cards by visiting sponsoring businesses.  Card punches add up to opportunities for entries into a drawing that will be held the last day of the event.

HOW CAN I PLAY TO ENTER THE DRAWING?

The Tie Days Picker Run begins on August 4th and ends on August 25th with an all-day party at Shady Kate’s.

Anyone over the age of 18 can participate by visiting any/all of the sponsoring antique stores/mercantiles listed below.  Upon your first visit to one of the sponsoring stores, ask for a picker map and a game card.  At each visit to a participating store, you will receive a discount on any purchases made AND will receive one punch on your game card.  Five punches anywhere qualifies the player to enter their name once; 1 punch per town qualifies for 3 entries; all stops qualifies for 5 entries. for the drawing which will be held at the all-day celebration at Shady Kate’s on August 25th.  The prize for this years drawing is a  chainsaw-carved salmon valued at $500.00.  The prize is on display now at Shady Kate’s.

Drawing Prize for the 2012 Tie Days Picker Run
Chainsaw Carved Salmon Valued at $500.00

SPONSORING STORES

Canyonville:

La Rue’s of Canyonville, B & C Antiques & Something Bazaar

Eagle Point:

The Wood House and Butte Creek Mill Antiques

Gold Hill:

Apple Rose Cottage

Grants Pass:

Old Town Antique Mall

Lake Creek:

Lake Creek General Store

Medford:

Glory Days, Acme Garage, Morrows, Oregon Curiosity Shoppe & Our Stuff Antiques

Prospect:

Prospect Hotel & Prospect Country Store

Shady Cove:

Chickadees Gift & Garden, Bargains on the Rogue, Book-N-More,  The Blue HeronGift Shop

TIE DAYS PICKER RUN ANTIQUE EVENT DAY

On Saturday, August 25th

Shady Kate’s will sponsor a major event from 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The event will be held at Shady Kate’s, 21584 Highway 62, Shady Cove, OR

TIE DAY ACTIVITIES AT SHADY KATE’S ON SATURDAY AUGUST 25TH

Antique, Art & Vendor Faire:   9:30 – 7:00

Antique Auction:  Begins at noon and ends when everything is gone

Purple Heart Band ~ Live Concert:  3:30 – 7:00

(Tickets for Purple Heart Band are on sale now at Shady Kates.

$5.00 Adults ~ $4.00 Children)

Tie Days Picker Run Drawing

Food Vendors:

BBQ by Jeffro’s

Trolley Korn – Carmel Corn

Eskimo Snowballs – Snowcones

Jamocha Express – Lattes & Smoothies

Wine/Beer Tent by Hellgate Cellars

And MORE!!!

MORE INFORMATION & RESOURCES BELOW

Tie Days Picker Run Event Video:  http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4426943196997

Shady Kates Online:  http://www.shadykates.com

Shady Kates on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/ShadyKates

Tie Days Picker Run Online:  http://www.tiedayspickerrun.com

Tie Days Picker Run on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/TieDays

Shady Kates on The Oregon Pick:  http://oregonpick.com/2012/07/17/shady-kates/

Acme Garage on The Oregon Pick:  http://oregonpick.com/2012/04/15/acme-garage/


SHADY KATE’S

SHADY KATE’S

A PHOTO BLOG

by Gerean Pflug

It’s the gazillion neckties decorating the trees that provide the shade

at Shady Kate’s in Shady Cove, OR that makes one look.

It’s one of those small town, privately-owned places

that calls right out to you as you drive by.

I’ve passed it as many times as I’ve wondered about it,

so I was excited at the invitation to conduct an interview

with Kate Crowston, the creative, straight-talking, mastermind behind Shady Kate’s.

Crowston, a local interior designer,

originally became interested in the property located at:

21584 Highway 62, Shady Cove, OR,

when this vacation community became her home.

The little old house kept calling out

in the daily commute to her Medford-based design studio.

“It was dilapidated and an absolute eye-sore

and  every time I drove by it,

I couldn’t help but imagine it cleaned up, decorated and productive.”  Kate said,

as she unfolded the beginning concepts of the ongoing vision of Shady Kate’s.

Built in 1910, the house that is now Shady Kate’s was originally a gas station and a mercantile that later became a private residence.  When Kate began researching the potential to own the property, she found out that it was slated to be condemned and bulldozed within days.  Kate moved into action, negotiated a lease with a contingency to assist in all repairs and open as a business within 45 days.  She kept several subcontractors working night and day and opened on time  May of 2009.

Although she planned to use the property as an extension to her Medford design studio,

as months passed,

and as fate would have it,

local and traveling artists crossed Kate’s path.

Her love of arts and crafts inspired her to take on consignment pieces of art

and later consignment antiques.

It didn’t take long for Kate to decide to transform her property

into a full-blown mercantile and consignment store,

that she and her partner, Monte, now operate full time.

Shady Kate’s houses the wares of more than 60 private artisans and consignors including;

painters, crafters, woodworkers, metal workers, fiber artists,

beadworkers, potters, upcyclers and a variety of resellers.

Kate’s expertise in interior design and decorating is evident throughout the store.

The merchandise, combined with Kate’s wonderful antiques,

is staged beautifully

and is constantly changing

as her treasures are purchased and new goods arrive.

Shady Kate’s offers a wide variety of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors.

Hand Painted Floor and Antique Rocking Horse at Shady Kate’s.

TIE DAYS PICKER RUN EVENT:

Since 2009, Shady Kate’s has been in a constant state of expansion.  Crowston is the force behind what is becoming one of the most popular annual resale events in Jackson County called Tie Days Pickers Run.  Each August, the event hosts more than 50 local artisans and vendors, a live auction, a concert and lots of food, beer & wine vendors.  2012 marks the 4th year of the event which also includes an organized “Picker Run” that involves numerous mercantiles throughout Jackson & Josephine counties, who pass out cards to visiting customers, that can later be used as entry to drawings on the event day.

Stay tuned to this blog, as in the next few weeks,

The Oregon Pick has been asked to write a feature story about

Tie Days Picker Run Event, scheduled for August 25, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

EXPERIENCE SHADY KATE’S

Kate and Monte of Shady Kate’s

Shady Kate’s: 21584 Highway 62, Shady Cove, OR Phone: (541) 878-2084

Shady Kate’s Online: http://www.shadykates.com/

Shady Kate’s on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/ShadyKates

Tie Days Picker Run Online: http://www.tiedayspickerrun.com/

Tie Days Picker Run on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/TieDays

COPY LIMITATIONS:  The above article was written by Gerean Pflug, The Oregon Pick, All Rights Reserved.  If any part of this posting including photographs are republished, we ask that appropriate links back to this post are included.

GEREAN PFLUG, EDITOR/OPERATOR ~ THE OREGON PICK

The Oregon Pick will be following and posting the activities and events of the many resale businesses throughout the Rogue Valley.  We are in the process of developing a private vendor directory to highlight the many independent merchandisers operating from mercantile and thrift resale locations throughout Southern Oregon.  Please direct questions, inquiries, suggestions and requests for inclusion to the Oregon Pick through the “Contact” page above.

Feel free to add your email address on the Oregon Pick Home Page and receive up-to-date information on what’s happening in the resale industry in Jackson County Oregon.   Visit and “Like” us on Facebook.  Through connecting with each other, we increase our visibility and strengthen our business relationships.

All are welcome to connect with The Oregon Pick on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/oregonpick

Stay Tuned for the Upcoming Feature Post:  The Oregon Pick’s  article:  Tie Days Picker Run

~Gerean


FITZ AND FLOYD COLLECTION LIQUIDATION

F WORDS FOR THOSE WITH DISCRIMINATING TASTE ~ FITZ AND FLOYD

The Oregon Pick is representing a client who is liquidating 20+ pieces of highly collectible Fitz and Floyd.  The collection is in excellent condition ~ No chips, cracks or breaks.  Many of the pieces to be liquidated are retired.  The pieces in this collection will be liquidated at well below value.

VIEW THE COLLECTION IN PERSON:

The collection can be viewed in person on Saturday, June 23rd from 9:00 – 3:00 and on Sunday, June 24th from 10:00 – 2:00 at 312 Riessen Rd., Grants Pass, OR

INQUIRIES:

For those living outside the Southern Oregon area, a private inventory of pieces to be liquidated with photos can be prepared by request.  Please forward inquiries to Gerean Pflug, Merchandising & Liquidation Specialist, via this blog site or call:  541-301-6452

Fitz and Floyd History:

Founded by Pat Fitzpatrick and Bob Floyd, Fitz and Floyd began as an import company.  They moved on to designing ceramic giftware and began designing tabletop products and accessories in the late 1960s.
The Dinnerware of the Elite:
Fitz and Floyd dinnerware has been selected by presidents and governments around the world. Dallas commissioned the company to create a one-of-a-kind tea service as the official gift to Queen Elizabeth for her visit to the city in 1991.
When it comes to ceramic giftware and products, Fitz and Floyd set the standard a long time ago with quality and design that other companies strive to attain. Although there is no mistaking a Fitz and Floyd ceramic piece, be a cookie jar, teapot or other tabletop item, one of the best compliments an item can receive is “it looks like a Fitz and Floyd”.  Resource:  http://collectibles.about.com/od/potterycompanies/p/PFfitzandfloyd.htm
Fitz and Floyd Website:  www.fitzandfloyd.com

HIGH END LIQUIDATION ~ GRANTS PASS, OREGON

The Oregon Pick Team, lead by Gerean Pflug, Merchandising & Liquidation Specialist will be hosting a huge, high-end liquidation at 312 Riessen Rd., Grants Pass, OR.  Dates/Times of Sale are Saturday, June 23rd from 9:00 – 3:00 and Sunday, June 24th from 10:00 – 2:00.  Our client will be moving out of the country.  Everything must be liquidated, including the property (see property listing link below)  90% of the items to be sold are of the highest quality and will be liquidated at well-below-value prices.  All items are in excellent condition.  We will publish daily blog posts providing information, history, stories, descriptions and photos on highlighted merchandise to be liquidated.  Please help get the word out to Southern Oregon residents and any other potentially interested parties.

Photos of items to be liquidated can be viewed on The Oregon Pick Facebook page at:  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.192867894173277.39822.114583085335092&type=1

The following is a list of some of the merchandise to be liquidated:

LIVING & DINING:

English 4-Drawer Antique Chest

Ashley Sofa & Loveseat (Less than 2 yrs. old), Puleski Curio Cabinet/Desk combo (with mirror 4 shelves + 3 drawers), Pendulum Wall Clock with key (taken from a one-room school-house in Hell Again, Texas), Ashley Coffee & End Table, Imari Lamp, Kwan Vin Chinese Goddess of Mercy Painting, Handpainted Asian Wall Art., Ashley Microsuede Set that includes Sofa, Loveseat, Chair & Ottoman, 2-Ashley oversized microsuede recliner/rockers, Ashley 3-Piece Round Coffee & End Tables Set, Pennsylvania Amish Pine 5-Drawer Settlers Cabinet/Hutch,  4-Ashley metal barstools with upholstered seats + Miscellaneous artwork and home decor.

BEDROOMS:

~ Antique “Cats Best Friend” Rocker/Glider

Bed Room Set, includes (all matching) : Queen Sized (Modified to King, but can be easily reverted back to Queen) Bed with Headboard & Footboard, 2- Three Drawer Nightstands with lined jewelry drawers, Dresser with 5-Drawers includes lined jewelry drawer, Dresser with 10 Drawers includes two lined jewelry drawers, 2 Ashley Lamps, Antique Civil War Era chair that was purchased from the mansion used as “Tara” in Gone with the Wind, Antique Seth Thomas Acorn Clock with key, Fostoria Glass Lamp (75 years old),  Shabby Chic Dresser and Mirror (White with Ivy details), + Miscellaneous artwork, mirrors, glass bottles, rugs, linen and home decor.

KITCHEN:

Kitchen Aid with all attachments, Wolfgang Puck Convection Oven with Rotisserie, Keurig Coffee Maker, Kenmore Energy Star (White) Refrigerator  + Miscellaneous kitchen items; Dinnerware, Silverware, Glassware, Food Storage, Canning Jars/Supplies, Linens & Kitchen Decor.

OFFICE:

~ L-shaped desk with built-in power surge bars/keyboard table, lighted hutch with 2 shelves and glass front cabinets

INTERIOR MISCELLANEOUS:

~ Numerous Large Area Rugs, Large Entry Rugs and Large Floor Runners (Rug threads range from 150,000  to one million threads per square inch), Numerous lamps.

~ Antique “White” Pedal Sewing Machine in Cabinet

~ Singer “Futura Quartet” Embroidery Sewing Machine

~ Sewing Cabinet

~ New Zealand Lamb Rug

~ Three 5-Shelf Metal Bakers Racks

~ 8-9 ft. tall Nutcracker Statue

~Misc, Christmas & Holiday Decor

ART COLLECTION:

~Ed Mell signed print, Numerous Kyle signed prints, 2 Bev Doolittle prints, 2 Robert Garner (Blackfoot) signed prints, “Four Winds” Navaho print, “Shadow Wolf” print signed by Marguerite Fields, “White Man’s Moccasins” framed poster by Lee Marmon, “Cheyenne Wedding Shirt” painting by Franco, Buck Taylor signed print.

~ Gorman Navajo print collection includes numerous signed prints including; “Woman with Pears.”

~Kochina signed collection.  Includes; Navajo “Hoop Dancer,”  Navajo “White Wolf,” and “Ram Dancer.”

~ 7 ft. tall, hand-carved Native American statue

MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIBLES:

~Lucky Lager Neon Sign with new transformer

~ HUGE Heidelberg Bottle

~ Sourdough Crock from the Gold Rush Days (found in the ground in Los Animas, CA)

~ 3-Piece oversized, salt-glazed ceramic, vintage mixing bowl set

~ “Peas in a Pod” by Gates Set.  Includes; Service for 8 (Dinner Plates, Salad Plates, Soup Bowls & Mugs), Oversized Platter and Large Pasta Bowl.

~ Fitz & Floyd Collection.  Includes; 20+ pieces of retired F & F collectibles

~ “Hot Lips” Tea Pot (highly collectible)

PATIO & GARDEN:

~ Matching Set:  6- Metal & Upholstered Swivel Patio Chairs, Patio Table with Glass Top, Patio Swing & Canopy

~ Matching Set:  Round Metal Garden Bistro Table + 2 Chairs

~ Matching Set:  Large Round Table + 4 Chairs

~A variety of wind chimes, water features, fountains, Kwan Yin garden statue, misc. garden statues, planters and garden/lawn tree ornaments, etc.

GARAGE, WORKSHOP, EQUIPMENT, POWER TOOLS, HAND TOOLS AND SUPPLIES:

~Craftsman Rear Tine Tiller with Briggs & Stratton Motor

~ Craftsman 10 Horse-Power Chipper/Shredder with manual

~Agri-Fab 125 Broadcast Spreader

~6 ft. (Expands to 8 ft.) Werner Ultra Pro Ladder

~Craftsman High Rise Rolling Tool Chest

~Rolling Metal Industrial Work Bench/Tool Cart

~ Metal Industrial Workbench with pegboard backing, drawer and upper + lower storage shelves

~ Air compressor

~ Large Wheelbarrow

~ Six Metal, 2-Door Storage Lockers

~ Industrial, Heavy-duty Garage Shelving

~Miscellaneous; Craftsman Sander, Craftsman Belt Sander, Craftsman Router with Manual, Craftsman Scroll Saw with Manual, Garden Tools, Hand Tools, Garage & Garden Supplies, Misc. Construction and Maintenance Supplies (Paints, Solvents, Rope, Brushes, Brooms, etc.)

PROPERTY IS LISTED FOR SALE BY JUDY SANCHEZ OF REMAX IDEAL BROKERS, INC, GRANTS PASS, OREGON:

This gorgeous 2,600 sq. ft. home built in 2010 sits on 4+ acres of peace and serenity.

Click Link for property info and photos:  http://www.postlets.com/repb/p7667466

Liquidation Sale hosted by The Oregon Pick Liquidation Team, managed by Gerean Pflug, Merchandising & Liquidation Specialist.  Contact Gerean with questions regarding this event via this blog, on Facebook or by phone at:  541-301-6452

Gerean Pflug, The Oregon Pick


ItsAllOurVault publishes excellent articles on how to SELL/RESELL merchandise. ~Gerean, The Oregon Pick

ItsAllOurVault

Razor blades are a classy vanity item for men that are not just collectible, but are still quite usable! Some men just don’t want to give up the feel that shaving with a straight blade gives them. In other cases, some just like collecting this vintage item – maybe their father worked for the company or maybe they just like that 1930’s vibe that they get from the blade.

This all stacks up to one thing: straight razors sell.

There are some things you need to learn before you venture into this niche category. The anatomy of a razor blade is fairly straight forward (haha, see what I did there?), but you’ll need to know the terms in order to make your listing sound the best that it can.

Handle – Usually made of plastic or wood, this is the part you hold onto and is what the blade…

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JACKSONVILLE BARN CO.

JACKSONVILLE BARN CO.

A Photo-blog, by Gerean Pflug, The Oregon Pick

What wonderful outing I had today ~

I got to spend an hour or so

hanging out with husband and wife team,

John & Erin Buda, owners of The Jacksonville Barn Co. (JBC)  “A Unique Collective”

3,000 sq. ft and 2 floors of unique eye candy

 located at 150 S. Oregon Street in the heart of historic Jacksonville, Oregon

What a treat.

The Budas were gracious, welcoming, energetic and really fun to get to know,

even sharing with me the affection of Wilson, the beloved feline mascot of the shop.

WILSON

The Budas were excited to talk about the development of the store,

share their excitement about

 the completion of their recent, extensive, renovation/remodel

as well as to fill me in on their upcoming plans and events.

JACKSONVILLE BARN CO.
UPSTAIRS

JBC caters predominantly to those with taste for

unique, upscale, vintage chic and sense-inducing merchandise

Candles and other beautifully scented luxuries can be found throughout the store,

including upper-level brand names such as

Tocca, Thymes and Trapp

the store is beautifully staged

JACKSONVILLE BARN CO.
UPSTAIRS

offering a diverse product line

FRENCH CRYSTAL CHANDELIER

of Upcycled, Repurposed, Vintage, Handmade & New Custom.

JBC Houses 5 Independent Vendors,

who instead of vending from booths, merchandise and stage entire rooms.

The keen eye for design is evident everywhere

and is intriguingly diverse in style from vendor to vendor.

TWO FLOORS AT
JACKSONVILLE BARN CO.

Kelly Forbush, Designer/Vendor

VINTAGE FRILLS

Old-New-Creative

Vintage Goods, Upcycled Art & Home Decor

Vintage Frills on Facebook

Vintage Frills
Jacksonville Barn Co,

Vintage Frills
Jacksonville Barn Co.

Ronald Dunn, Craftsman

 VINTAGE REHAB FURNITURE & RESALE

Reclaimed industrial, Objects of Fashion, Retromania,

Rehab Furniture, Parts, Pieces & Junk

From the collection of
Ronald Dunn, Jacksonville Barn Co.

Rehab'd furniture by Ronald Dunn
Jacksonville Barn Co.

Cheryl von Tress

HOSPITALITY CENTRALE

Furnishings, Decor, Tabletop Design & Sales,

Gifts, Candles, Events & Consultation

Hospitality Centrale
Jacksonville Barn Co.

Hospitality Centrale
Jacksonville Barn Co.

Julie Shereourne’s

VINTAGE CLOTHING

Unique items of apparel from days gone past.

Julie Shereourne's Vintage Clothing
Jacksonville Barn Co.

The Dressing Room
Vintage Clothing by Julie Shereourne
Jacksonville Barn Co.

JBC also houses:

UNIQUE UPHOLSTERY by Tracey

Custom Furniture Uphostery

The Budas, met while John, a native of Eagle Point, OR, was attending college at San Diego State.  After school, the two travelled the country for a time, before deciding to put down solid roots in Jacksonville, OR in 2008.  They set about immediately developing a plan that would allow for Erin’s mother to eventually relocate as well.  In November of 2009, JBC opened it’s doors to the public and has been achieving steady success ever since.  After 2 1/2 years in business, Frani, Erin’s mother will be relocating to run the store in November of this year.   “I am so excited to have the help and finally be able to spend quality time networking, developing our online presence and writing our blog.” stated Erin, who’s blog is newly up (see link below).

Event sponsoring and working in conjunction with other businesses are among the Buda’s preferred ways to  increase interest and build clientelle for their store.

The public is invited to attend JBC’s Spring Open House on April 27th ~

INVITATION TO SPRING OPEN HOUSE
AT JACKSONVILLE BARN CO.

Just minutes from Medford and approximately 1/2 hour from Ashland, OR,

Jacksonville  is an easy shopping destination.

Locals and out-of-town visitors alike will not want to miss the opportunity to experience Jacksonville Barn Co..

With the winter passed, the store is open 7 days per week.

For more information contact the store or access JBC online ~

JACKSONVILLE BARN CO.

150 S. Oregon Street, Jacksonville, OR

541-702-0307

Website:  www.jacksonvillebarnco.com

Blog:  http://www.jacksonvillebarnco.com/apps/blog

Jacksonville Barn Co. on Facebook

I love the saying, “Do what you love ~ Love what you do.”

Erin & John Buda put this phrase into total action

in the way they are chosing to live the life they love and love the life they live.

It’s inspiring !

COPY LIMITATIONS:  The above article was written by Gerean Pflug, The Oregon Pick, All Rights Reserved.  All re-posting and copying of the information found on this site, including photographs require an appropriate link(s) back to this site.

GEREAN PFLUG, EDITOR/OPERATOR ~ THE OREGON PICK

The Oregon Pick will be following and posting the activities and events of the many resale businesses throughout the Rogue Valley.  We are in the process of developing a private vendor directory to highlight the many independent merchandisers operating from mercantile and thrift resale locations throughout Southern Oregon.  Please direct questions, inquiries, suggestions and requests for inclusion to the Oregon Pick through the “Contact” page above or by direct email to:  OregonPick@aol.com

Feel free to add your email address on the Oregon Pick Home Page and receive up-to-date information on what’s happening in the resale industry in Jackson County Oregon.   Visit and “Like” us The Oregon Pick on Facebook.  Through connecting with each other, we increase our visibility and strengthen our business relationships.

Stay tuned.  I have a fantastic line-up of feature stories from local mercantile owners, private dealers and events.  Thanks for reading the Oregon Pick!

~Gerean


LAMP RESALE TIPS

TIPS ON RESELLING LAMPS BY ItsAllOurVault

ItsAllOurVault

So, The Boss has this habit. She likes to buy these beautiful, gorgeous, antique lamps.

They’re all beautiful. And gorgeous. And antique.

And very, very big. And old. And breakable.

Very, very, very breakable.

We’ve begged her not to buy anymore, but what can we do? She’s The Boss.

All joking aside, the lamps she comes home with are *usually* pretty nice. The hanging lamps and chandeliers are often from the Victorian era and have been hand painted or were made with blown glass. You can’t get a whole lot more authentic than that.

Sometimes she comes home with these, erm, interesting art deco lamps. They’re big and clunky and retro and hideous.

But all of these lamps have one single thing in common (okay, two things if you count that they’re all lamps): they all sell really well online.

People love this stuff! Check out this cool blog

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